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Aug. 26, 2020

SOUTH ASIANS 4 BLM: FIRST NATIONS.

Welcome to the last episode of thEMPOWER for Volume 2! In this episode we shift the focus from how South Asians can support BLM and take the opportunity to learn and discuss about the Indigenous and First Nation Peoples of Australia. We discuss how different governments of Australia have helped close the gap, however, despite their efforts, the Indigenous population of Australia still doesn’t have an equal platform.

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Aug. 26, 2020

south ASIANs 4 BLM: First nations.

Welcome to the last episode of thEMPOWER for Volume 2! In this episode we shift the focus from how South Asians can support BLM and take the opportunity to learn and discuss about the Indigenous and First Nation Peoples of Australia. We discuss how different governments of Australia have helped close the gap, however, despite their efforts, the Indigenous population of Australia still doesn’t have an equal platform.

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July 12, 2020

A SOUTH ASIAN GUIDE TO ALLY SHIP.

Welcome back! Over the last few weeks Black Lives Matter Movement has seen much needed changes. The way people have unified to support such an important cause speaks volumes about the change made and still left. This episode of thEMPOWER is guide to how we, as South Asians, can be allies to the Black Lives Matter Movement and dissects the internalised discrimination which also still exists in South Asian culture. We hope you enjoy this episode and continue to support the cause. Stay tuned for P…

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May 31, 2020

BOYS LOCKER ROOM.

We use this episode of thEMPOWER, to discuss the “boys locker room” incident which took place in India. We discuss the details of the case and the reflection of society and our culture that these developments display. We also chat about ways in which we can prevent locker room talk. To wrap it all up, we reflect on conversations with our South Asian friends, which give us hope for a way forward.

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May 9, 2020

HUMANITY WASHED ASHORE.

Drawing inspiration from the Syrian refugee boy who washed ashore in 2015, we dissect the refugee crisis. In this episode, we discuss policies which are preventing refugees from exercising their rights to seek asylum. We also talk about the biggest refugee camp in South Asia and the growing concern of climate refugees.

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April 17, 2020

COVID-19; A SOUTH ASIAN PERSPECTIVE.

Welcome back! In the latest episode of thEMPOWER, we dissect the situation of the pandemic in our respective home countries in South Asia. We pull apart the approach the Indian and Sri Lankan government has taken to deal with the situation and also explore the effects of the economic divide that exists within our countries and the rest of the globe.

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April 2, 2020

CORONAVIRUS.

Are we even a podcasting platform if we don’t talk about the coronavirus?

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March 18, 2020

MEET AUNT FLO.

This episode has been posted earlier than promised because that’s how pumped we are for you guys to listen to it!

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March 5, 2020

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY SPECIAL.

Happy International Women’s Day to all our lovely listeners!

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Feb. 20, 2020

RAPE CULTURE.

CONTENT WARNING: This episode of thEMPOWER discusses topics like rape and sexual assault.

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Feb. 10, 2020

FEMINISM 101.

In this podcast, we take you on a journey depicting the tale of two girls, one brought up in Australia and one brought up in India. We compare and contrast how different their lives are and we also interview Sharanjit Kaur, a huge advocate for feminism, who lends us her view on intersectional feminism.

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Nov. 23, 2019

CENSORED.

Hello and welcome back to alas, our last podcast for Volume I and for this year. It’s a short and sweet podcast but definitely worth the listen, as this podcast aims to open your eyes to the concealed and censored world of China.

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Nov. 7, 2019

BROWN SKIN GIRL.

Today, we talk about culture and most importantly the differences between cultural integration into a Western society and the implications it can lead to, especially within our own community.

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Oct. 17, 2019

SKRRT SKRRT.

No, not an analysis of a 21 savage song, or a compliation of us doing adlibs because we’re bored. We’re talking fast fashion in episode 6 of thEMPOWER and the nefarious implications our consumer needs create.

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Oct. 5, 2019

MIND FLOURISH.

This week, we’re exploring the South Asian psyche that creates a stigma around mental health.

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Sept. 19, 2019

UP IN ARMS.

This week, we’re getting serious. People’s lives matter. And we’re up in arms about the passivity of this issue.

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Sept. 6, 2019

GLOBAL WARNING.

Welcome back to yet another episode of thEMPOWER, where in this podcast, we will talk about the multi-faceted and ever important topic of climate change.

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Aug. 22, 2019

THE DARK SIDE OF VOLUNTOURISM.

Welcome back to another episode of thEMPOWER. In this podcast we discuss the unfavourable reality of volunteering abroad and the implications of doing so.

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